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2001 Jetta overheating

This is what its doing… Im starting to feel lost about whats wrong.

I start it up and everything is fine.

With in about 10 minutes it starts to bubble and spit out a little water then shuts its self off.

And the gauge on the dash never reads above 190.

And the fans don’t come on unless i turn the ac on. And the ac still blows cold.

The lower hose stays cold.

I just replaced the thermostat and the water pump.

But it changed nothing.

Im thinking maybe its clogged somewhere. Maybe in the heater core or the radiator.

Has anyone experienced anything like this?

Lot of possibilities. I would check the heater and radiator hose problems (soft spots?) as well as head problems (compression test).